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A few weeks back we received a message from Nicolas Gabard and Synneve Goode sharing their love for the perfect men’s wardrobe in the most beautiful possible way , translated into their own menswear brand from Paris: Husbands. A lovely new brand with a European touch: ‘The shirts… [ Continue reading ]

Nanna van Blaaderen

When Freunde von Freunden asked me who to visit when in the Netherlands, the first person that popped in mind was Nanna van Blaaderen. The Dutch textile and fashion designer, known for her almost sculptural knitted pieces, welcomed the FvF crew in her house and studio - resulting in a page long interview and and inspiring look behind the scenes and inspirations of Nanna. [ Continue reading ]

Norwegian Rain Spring/Summer 2013

With summer definitely turning it's back on the Netherlands and the familiar climate of rain and wind returning, the time of appropriate clothing is here once again. Some of the finest rain and wind proof clothing comes from the earlier introduced, and evermore incredible Norwegian Rain. The Norwegians have made their lookbook for Spring/Summer 2013 a special one. For the presentation of their upcoming collection the Norwegians have gotten rising modeling star Erjona Ala to feature alongside her father Musa, who's been at his daughter's side from the beginning of her career. [ Continue reading ]

Aether Apparel Autumn/Winter 2012

Let's say good-bye to the summer and welcome the dark winter days with this beautiful imagery, exclusively shared with us by our friends at Aether Apparel. Their new Autumn/Winter 2012 pieces are, with no exception, a stylish collection with an extreme technical hidden side. Lightweight insulated jackets and shells with seam sealed constructions, smart fabrics, hand warmer compartments, pockets with audio cord valves, Recco locators and weatherproof zippers to name just a few of the highly technical details. [ Continue reading ]

Marweather headwear

Launched only a couple of weeks ago we like to introduce to you a new headwear company called Marweather. The company has a clear, and in my eyes attractive, vision: "With a true commitment to craft and thoughtful design, each piece from our collection is individually made by hand with exceptional fabrics, leathers, and hardware."  [ Continue reading ]

60 Year Blank Canvas

Last Friday the Fred Perry Laurel Wreath 60 Year Blank Canvas (Re-Issues) collection landed in stores all over Europe (and next week it will be available in the US). For 60 years now Fred Perry has been a major influence on British fashion and was picked up as an fashion-element by different youth cultures through the decades. To celebrate this important landmark Fred Perry have created a blank canvas capsule range of apparel and footwear - a contemporary take on original styles first seen in the 1952 Fred Perry Sportswear catalogue - which will be be available in the Laurel Wreath collection. [ Continue reading ]

Eastie Empire

During our London visit another great treasure was presented to us by our friends at Sane. The London based Eastie Empire impressed us profoundly. The British sports heritage label, combining all the good traditions of tailoring with bespoke vintage style fabrics delivers in every way. Their alliance with long established British mills is key to generating the high standard of fabric which is used. In thi process old manufacturing techniques are revived to deliver the shown authenticity and style with substance. [ Continue reading ]

Richard Anderson – Ready to Wear

While in London I’ve visited the good folks at Sane Communications and came back extremely excited and inspired by what they are doing. They’ve just shared one of their new clients, Richard Anderson and his Ready to Wear collection, with me. A wonderful collection of ‘quintessential sartoria’ from… [ Continue reading ]

Maison Kitsuné Spring/Summer 2013

Today Maison Kitsuné released a preview of the spring/summer men’s collection for 2013. Inspired by the West Coast athletic man as an elegant city gentleman the collection comes with a relaxed, sporty chic style, while still keeping its preppy identity. Highlights of the collection include the one-of-a-kind hoddie made of Jules Tournier fabric, shirts in Japanese and Thomas Mason fabric, jackets and shorts in an array of different fabrics, such as the Japanese check and the Italian seersucker. [ Continue reading ]

The Hunter at Still Stile

We love style in cinema, so here’s another feature from our friends at Still Stile, featuring “The Hunter” (2011). ‘A truly inspiring and intriguing film about a scientist traveling to the Australian outback with the task to capture the extinct Tasmanian Tiger. Note I mention the Tiger… [ Continue reading ]


Yesterday we've received this amazing set of images from the sophisticated and elegant outdoor label Aether. Aether was started by the two LA film producers Palmer West and Jonah Smith in a need to create something between the obvious performance-driven, and not-so-good-looking brands, and aesthetically pleasing who suffer from a lack of quality. The result is a collection with modern styling and tailored cuts that are paired with the function of high-tech weather, oil and dirt resistant fabrics. Beautiful gear in which you don't look like going for an arctic expedition, but rather travel to beautiful places, with beautiful people. Something we really like! [ Continue reading ]

Clemens en August

Clemens en August is coming to Amsterdam again. The concept of a traveling and very exclusive collection changed a little since it is available online as well, but it’s good they are continuing the traveling and temporary gallery store. The 2012 Spring-Summer collection looks amazing with… [ Continue reading ]


The second year fashion students at Beckmans College of Designmade a catalogue presenting their debut collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm a few weeks back. The result is this very well designed document, under the art direction of Ludvig Franzén, Moa Wiking, Arthur Röing Bear and Rasmus Ohlsson, and filled with some lovely photography in an almost Jurgen Teller like ambience by KK+TF a.k.a. Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt. The location for the shoot is the richly decorated apartment of one of the leading stucco craftsmen in Stockholm during the later part of the 19th century, Axel Notini. [ Continue reading ]


Again, as always, season after season, year after year, some fantastic imagery for the Spring/Summer collection of Libertine-Libertine. We saw the collection at Pitti and Capsule last weeks, but with this ton-sur-ton twist in the photography it gets even better! Photography by Sacha Maric, concept by… [ Continue reading ]

Maison Kitsuné

Last week Maison Kitsuné released their Autumn-Winter 2012 Men’s collection designed by Masaya Kuroki. ‘Imagine a very sophisticated chic man riding his bicycle in the city with a traditional outfit… The epitome of elegance! This is exactly what is running in Maison Kitsuné designer Masaya Kuroki’s head. The… [ Continue reading ]


It is always inspiring to visit the fairs, last week Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence, and this week Bread & Butter in Berlin. This year we focussed on Red Wing Shoes and as a proud partner behind the Red Wing Shoes store Amsterdam it’s good to… [ Continue reading ]

Blue Cone Colony

For the spring/summer collection of 2012 ‘Uniforms for the Dedicated’ teamed up with the Treehotel in the deep woodlands of northern Sweden. ‘A land flooded in midnight sunlight, where nature strikes balance between time, space and its surroundings, became the inspirational destination for the latest collection from… [ Continue reading ]

Ten C

Walking around at Pitti Immagine Uomo it was hard to see something new. You get used to styles, images and qualities. There was only one brand that really blew my mind. Ten C, The Emperors New Clothes. Its a brand designed by Alessandro Pungetti and Paul Harvey and is made exclusively in Italy. They have only seven jackets in one fabric. The outside fabric comes from the car industry and is used for rooftops. It's an amazing rock-solid fabric that will last for ever. 'Tank-like' like Selectism is putting it. For the inside they have different linings, varying from shearling wool to quilt, to keep you cool during the summer and warm during the winter. [ Continue reading ]

The Brogue Ranger

This fall Red Wing Shoes will launch a new shoe where the ultimate work boot will meet British heritage. The shoe was originally designed as a country walking shoe for the people around Red Wing, Minnesota. Farmers and gamekeepers who needed a boot that could withstand constant exposure to water and… [ Continue reading ]


An iconic piece from our favorite British shoemaker Grenson is definitely the Frank. This boot is straight from the archive and was made for British soldiers over 60 years ago. Grenson made it again. Thankfully! The only thing you need to learn before you buy them, is… [ Continue reading ]

Ode to the Mountain

The innovative eyewear brand Mykita joined forces with Moncler in a project which explores new territories in the world of eyewear. This ‘Ode to the Mountain’ is inspired by the mountaineers Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni, the first men to conquer the second highest… [ Continue reading ]